A. Develop, test, and revise a monitoring plan that feeds into the adaptive management
cycle to assess and respond to the impacts of implementing Reserve flows in the KMRB
B. Use the plan from the KMRB to create a general framework for developing monitoring and adaptive management plans when implementing Reserve flows in other river basins
The project 'Water in the Mara Basin' was a pilot project for the Mau Mara Serengeti Sustainable Water Initiative that offcially started in July 2014. The goals of this pioneering
project include: Setting up an experimental hydro and meteo measuring network, collecting base information on water quality and quantity and performing a preliminary analysis on these data.
Authors: Annouk Rey, Dave de Koning, Guus Rongen, Joreen Merks, Rick van der Meijs, Sandra de Vries
The research methodology consisted of a multi-temporal analysis of satellite images from 1973,1984, 2002, 2009, 2014 and 2016 obtained from USGS Landsat. In addition 1961 aerial
photographs were used to extend the time series.
This research aims at elaborating a methodology for water storage development using open source
materials. The storage would insure water, food, energy and environmental security. The case study of the research is the Mara River, a trans-boundary river between Kenya and Tanzania.